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Friday, September 03, 2010

Drink of the Week: Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Most serious bourbon enthusiasts dream about visiting the Kentucky Bourbon Trail at some point to see the heart of America's whiskey country firsthand. One of the best times of year to visit is in September, when the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival takes over Bardstown for six days of food events, historical tours, parties and bourbon tastings from an array of distillers, such as Buffalo Trace and Four Roses. With this year's festival kicking off on September 14, we couldn't help but make a bourbon cocktail our drink of the week, specifically the festival's Official Drink for 2010: a Bourbon Peach Cobbler, combining bourbon, Dubonnet, fresh peach and a little cinnamon and sugar.

If you're planning to attend the festival this year, be sure to try this tasty cocktail on site, and if you can't make it, mix one up at home with your own long-distance tribute to America's native spirit. And for more details on this year's festival, head here.

Bourbon Peach Cobbler
2 oz. bourbon
1/2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
Half of a ripe peach
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1/4 oz. simple syrup
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: cinnamon sprinkled peach slice

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, shake vigorously and strain into and ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish.